Boon Island: Including Contemporary Accounts of the Wreck

Boon Island: Including  Contemporary Accounts of the Wreck of the *Nottingham Galley* This classic tale of shipwreck and survival is reprinted in a new edition, with essays that provide a historical perspective and trace the sources from which Kenneth Roberts 1885 1957 drew his tale A native Mainer, Roberts, whose historical novels include Northwest Passage and Arundel, was intrigued by the story of the December 1710 wreck of the Nottingham After running aground a dozen miles offshore, the ship broke up, stranding her crew with minimal tools, scant shelter, and a few pieces of cheese The men survived nearly a month of screeching gales, sub freezing temperatures, and driving snowstorms During their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and were finally rescued after one of them made it ashore on a crude raft Included here are contemporary accounts from crew members, offering dramatically different versions of the true life traumatic event and a fascinating counterpoint to Roberts fictionalized version A bestseller when published in 1956, Boon Island is a story of the ways that crisis can inspire the best and worst in human nature. ❰Reading❯ ➿ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Lavons.co.uk with essays that provide a historical perspective and trace the sources from which Kenneth Roberts 1885 1957 drew his tale A native Mainer [EPUB] ✷ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector By Delores Fossen – Lavons.co.uk Roberts ❰EPUB❯ ✰ Kholodovs Last Mistress Author Kate Hewitt – Lavons.co.uk whose historical novels include Northwest Passage and Arundel ❰Epub❯ ❧ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Auteur Carole Mortimer – Lavons.co.uk was intrigued by the story of the December 1710 wreck of the Nottingham After running aground a dozen miles offshore ➵ [Reading] ➷ If the Stiletto Fits... By Wendy Etherington ➪ – Lavons.co.uk the ship broke up ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, Author Cindi Myers – Lavons.co.uk stranding her crew with minimal tools [PDF] ❤ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires By Robyn Donald – Lavons.co.uk scant shelter [Reading] ➶ An Amish Family Christmas By Marta Perry – Lavons.co.uk and a few pieces of cheese The men survived nearly a month of screeching gales [PDF / Epub] ☆ Interrupted Lullaby By Dana R. Lynn – Lavons.co.uk sub freezing temperatures ➶ [Read] ➲ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James ➾ – Lavons.co.uk and driving snowstorms During their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and were finally rescued after one of them made it ashore on a crude raft Included here are contemporary accounts from crew members ☉ Vows of Revenge PDF / Epub ❤ Author Dani Collins – Lavons.co.uk offering dramatically different versions of the true life traumatic event and a fascinating counterpoint to Roberts fictionalized version A bestseller when published in 1956 ☉ Not a Fairy Tale PDF / Epub ❤ Author Romy Sommer – Lavons.co.uk Boon Island is a story of the ways that crisis can inspire the best and worst in human nature. Near the end of the book there is a gross account of eating a dead human body and repeatedly makes reference to it through several chapters Other than that it was a great story Kenneth Roberts always seems to finish the story with the right sentiment of the peace and the freedom of living in America. As a preteen history buff, I read this and every other Kenneth Roberts novel I could get my hands on In the early 70s I was stationed at a US Naval Hospital on the southern coast of Maine, and I could see Boon Island from my window Quite literally His books are very much worth the look An amazing, true story Right off the coast of Maine There is a light house there now During a trip to the Maine coast we visited the lighthouse at Neddick, ME From there across the water you could see Boone Island, about 10 miles away Her lighthouse was not there in 1710 when an English ship, the Nottingham, crashed on the rocky island The survivors spent nearly a month with no shelter, fire, or food before being rescued New Years Day by mainland fishermen Kenneth Roberts brings this tale to life in a fictionalized version of the shipwreck and ensuing struggle to stay alive As people do when faced with the most extreme conditions, they resorted to cannibalism I read a very early edition of the book, not the one above I see now that there is information available about the wreck and what ensued Must get a copy of the newer edition.

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